In honor of Printer's Row, I'm recommending authors who will be at the book fair this weekend. Be sure to attend their panels or stop by their booths to get signed copies!
RED HOT LIES by Laura Caldwell released this week. Laura is a Chicago author whose books are a good mix of thriller and chick-lit. This book is the first installment of a summer trilogy; the subsequent books will be released in July and August.
Also in attendance will be Chicago authors Marcus Sakey and Sean Chercover. These two aren't just great writer's, they're a lot of fun too. Don't just buy their books (GOOD PEOPLE and TRIGGER CITY), take them out for a beer too!
Tickets to Elmore Leonard, one of my favorite authors, are already sold out, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to get a book signed. If you haven't read him, I'd recommend starting with GET SHORTY and BE COOL. I think BE COOL is the better book, but you can't appreciate it without reading GET SHORTY first. His latest book, ROAD DOGS, is supposed to be great, but I haven't gotten a chance to pick it up yet.